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    Report: GM pushing back on proposed pickup and SUV brake recall [w/poll]
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    Through the first six months of 2014, General Motors has recalled 29 million cars and trucks in 54 different actions. If your author's notoriously sketchy math is correct, that'd work out to one recall every 3.5 days (as of this writing). GM is actively fighting to make sure there isn't a 55th ...

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    Report: Center for Auto Safety calling for Chevy Impala airbag probe
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    The Center for Auto Safety and its leader, Clarence Ditlow, have taken aim at General Motors again, this timing writing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the 2003 to 2010 Chevrolet Impala. If you've been following our coverage of GM's ignition switch recall, you'll ...

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    Followup: NHTSA closes book on Jeep 'trailer hitch' recall after all
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    After much debating and hand-wringing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now says it has "no reservations" with Chrysler's plan to recall certain Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee models over concerns that their fuel tanks, which are located behind the rear axle, could rupture or ...

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    Report: Center for Auto Safety expands call for unintended acceleration probe to Mazda Tribute
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    Last week, the Center for Auto Safety called on Ford to recall about 470,000 Escape utility vehicles to fix an "unintended acceleration" problem they say was caused by a previous recall repair program. Now the CAS wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to include 85,000 ...

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    Report: Ford Escape under fire for problems caused by recall repairs
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    Seven years ago, Ford recalled about 470,000 Escape crossovers from its 2002-2004 model years to fix a troublesome accelerator cable. But the Center for Auto Safety says those repairs may have caused another problem. The original recall was to implement a fix that prevented the accelerator cable ...

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    Report: NHTSA now probing over 5M Jeep models over fuel tanks
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into certain Jeep models to an engineering analysis, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. NHTSA began investigating certain Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Liberty models with fuel tanks positioned behind the rear ...

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    Study: Women at greater risk of injury in crashes
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    The American Journal of Public Health has published a new study on the role of gender in auto accidents. The results indicate that women are more likely to be injured than men when involved in comparable crashes. Researchers say that when wearing seat belts, female drivers have a higher risk of ...

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    Report: Center for Auto Safety pushes for recall of 2.2 million Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs
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    The Center for Auto Safety doesn't often make national news, but demanding that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall 2.2 million Jeep Grand Cherokee models tends to change things. The safety-minded organization claims that the 1993 through 2004 Grand Cherokee "is the most ...

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    Report: Ralph Nader urges government to postpone GM IPO
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    Ralph Nader has written a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to delay General Motors' IPO. According to The Detroit News, his fear is that the automaker is still the "same old arrogant GM" and that the government stands to lose a bundle on the sale of its stock. Nader is not alone in ...

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    NHTSA reportedly asks for GM, Ford and Toyota data in Jeep probe
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    The Center for Auto Safety, a group founded by Ralph Nader and the Consumers Union, have reportedly filed a 69-page grievance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requesting they investigate the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Center maintains that in a rear-end collision, ...

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    NHTSA to investigate 3 million 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee over gas tank fires?
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    The position of the plastic fuel tanks in 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees makes them potential fireballs, argues the Center for Auto Safety. The nonprofit organization says that the fuel tank's location makes the pre-2005 Grand Cherokees prone to catching on fire when involved in an accident. ...

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    You try to do a good thing... Gov't recall website gets blasted by consumer groups
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    Not even an "E" for effort? Apparently not. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a website called SaferCar, where you can sign up to get email alerts about new vehicle recalls as they come in. You simply tell NHTSA all about your car and if a recall notice is issued, they ...

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